Chief Keef - "Finessin" | New Music


No less than 24 hours after dropping the Lex Luger produced "Russian Roulette" Chief Keef drops another one, just for the hell of it. Keef is without doubt the hottest unsigned rapper as of right now, and with a work ethic like this, he isn't going to slow down label execs anytime soon. Read more


Labrinth - "Express Yourself" | Behind The Scenes Video


Labrinth takes you behind the lens during the filming of his fourth single from his debut studio album, Electronic Earth. "Express Yourself" uses the same Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band sample, a certain Dr. Dre used for the N.W.A. classic single of the same name.Read more


Obie Trice f/ Bilal - "Get Rich Die Trying" | New Music

Obie Trice is certainly making up for lost time, after years in the wilderness the Detroit MC recently released Bottoms Up, his third album and now releases this banger "Get Rich Die Trying" from his upcoming mixtape, The Hangover (there's a theme here if you're keeping up).Read more


S.A.S. - "Suave Life" | Music Video

North London duo, S.A.S. (Streets All Salute) release the visual for one of the standout cuts from their well received EP, Narnia: The Grind, The Trip and The Wardrobe.  Mega and Mayhem ride all over this bouncy Trakdealaz cut, with trademark one-liners and clever quips about the life they chose.Read more


Chief Keef - "Russian Roulette" | New Music


The kid who has the internets in a frenzy and the name of his smash song 'I Don't Like' becoming a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, releases a brand new track. At the age of 16, Chief Keef has garnered the attention of many labels and notably YMCMB honcho Birdman; after the G.O.O.D. Music remix of 'I Don't Like' was unleashed earlier on in the week with Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean jumping onboard. Read more


Ja Rule f/ Leah Sigler 'Pray 4 The Day' | Music Video

Rappers can often be faulted for becoming lazy and not giving their fans enough material, but, despite being locked up, Ja Rule is doing just the opposite.

Taken from his upcoming Pain Is Love 2 album, "Pray 4 The Day" receives the visual treatment and features footage of Rule in the studio and an oddly-placed speech from a "fan" who isn't all the way there, if you know what I mean.

The song itself features vocalist Leah Sigler and sounds like Ja is harking back to the old days when he was a a beast over the airwaves and the video channels. The guitar-driven beat has Ja speaking about his issues and the day he will return from his two-year prison sentence.

The material might not be the same, but at least Ja is trying. Take a look at the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUndC9JLR2g
 
PIL 2 hits stores later this year, but you can preview the album on iTunes now!


Sir Michael Rocks - Premier Politics 1.5 | Mixtape Review



Last September one half of The Cool Kids, Mikey Rocks or Sir Michael Rocks went on his lonely releasing his second mixtape Premier Politics, a decent yet flawed offering. During the recording process of that free-lease, an excess amount of songs were made in order for one tape, and remained unreleased - up until now, as he newest member of the Jet Life Recordings family aka the 'Top Notch Nautica Nice Guy' serves up those songs in the form of Premier Politics 1.5. Read more


Slaughterhouse perform at The Fonda Theater, Hollywood [Video]


Currently on their promo tour ahead of the release of their upcoming album, Welcome To: Our House, Hip-hop's modern day supergroup, Slaughterhouse made a stop at the Fonda Theater all the way out on the Left Coast, reeling off mixtape cuts and joints off their self-titled debut. Read more


Wretch 32 transforms LL Cool J's "Doin' It" into "Messing Around Doing It" | New Music

Scary stuff. If this is Wretch when he is 'messing around', a lot of MCs on both sides of the Atlantic are in for sleepless nights. The second freestyle to be released from the North Londoner's upcoming mixtape, Wretchercise sees the chart-topper flowing the over classic  LL Cool J cut, "Doin' It". Bars aplenty as can be expected with the Wretchro Boy and the smoothness displayed on the track, would make Mr Smith proud.Read more


Barney - "HeliKopters" | Music Video


East London rapper, Barney comes from the same 'collective' as artists such as Brewer and Franklyn, and on this showing it's easy to see why.  A refreshing attitude, heartfelt content, lyrical ability; Barney ticks all of those boxes on the soulful yet smooth "HeliKopters." Read more


Rashad - "The Return" | Music Video


Rashad Thomas delivers the first the visual off of his forthcoming project Musuem with this Picture Candy directed clip for "The Return." If the name is unfamiliar, the sounds shouldn't be - Rashad's smooth vocals were littered all over Stalley's  ITM: Lincoln Way Nights mixtape; Rashad also produced every track on the tape. Read more


Original version of J Dilla's "Crushin" produced by Waajeed emerges | New Music


It's not everyday an original recording of a track from the late, great J Dilla surfaces. The version we know of "Crushin" featured on the producer/rapper's 2003 EP-turned-album Ruff Draft, but this original version produced by Waajeed for Dilla back in 2002 is slightly tweaked with an edgier, minimalistic HipHop sound. Read more


Ja Rule - "Believe" | Music Video


Ja Rule is currently behind bars stemming from a gun and drug possession charge from an arrest in 2007, although you wouldn't know it with the amount of videos he is releasing. Read more


French Montana f/ Diddy x Rick Ross - "Shot Caller" (RMX) | New Music


Using the same 1-2 punch Waka used on his street smash, French Montana enlists the help of his two bosses on the remix to "Shot Caller." Read more


Shalo - "Bohemian Rhapsody" | Music Video


UK rapper Shalo lets loose the video for "Bohemian Rhapsody," from his slept on-mixtape Prince Of The Stereo Vol.1 released late in 2010, as the 21 year old gets to know a pretty little something, sipping some Rosé in a bed covered with roses.  Read more


ItsNate - Suede Jones: Smooth Material [EP] | Free Download


North London rapper ItsNate is back with another project less than six months after dropping the impressive NeverAskTakeEverything in September of last year. On his fly ish throughout the duration of the six-track EP, the project provides a great soundtrack for those late nights and early mornings. You know, those late nights. Read more